Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Pacific Gas and Electric
Current Parent Company: 
PG&E Corp.
Penalty: 
$3,000,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
January 26, 2017
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company was sentenced to submit to an expansive program of probation after having been found guilty of multiple willful violations of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 and obstructing an agency proceeding. Among the provisions included in the program of probation were the obligation to submit to a corporate compliance and ethics monitorship, the obligation to complete 10,000 hours of community service, and the requirement to spend up to $3 million to inform the public in print advertisements and television commercials to notify the public of the utility's criminal and neglectful behavior.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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